WE just want her face to be remembered. That is the message from one Christchurch mum who tragically lost her daughter when she was just one-year-old.

Little Isabel Baker was diagnosed with leukaemia at three-weeks but lost her battle with the disease on August 12 this year.

She'd undergone several rounds of chemotherapy at The Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General, before taking a turn for the worst in May, eventually passing away aged one year and eight days at Poole Hospital.

Now her parents - Vicky Turner, a qualified accountant from Barrack Road, and 29-year-old Luke Baker - have launched the Isabel Baker Foundation in a bid to raise awareness of childhood cancer and provide support to grieving parents in the hope they will never have to endure what they did.

Vicky, 26, is embarking on a series of challenges to help raise funds and support for the brand new charity, including a skydive and a trek up Snowdonia alongside eight of her best friends.

One of those friends is Nicola Coleman, of Corhampton Road, who works in insurance. She and Isabel's godmother, healthcare assistant Krystina Fox, 26, have been furiously organising event after event to help Vicky achieve her goal.

"The main things are to raise awareness of childhood cancer and also to support bereaved parents," Nicola, 24, said.

"If you were to lose a partner the Government gives you a grant but if you have a child who dies you get nothing. All Vicky's benefits have been stopped so she has to go back to work in a few weeks. She just wants to help give parents longer to try and get past it."

The group hopes the foundation will also help increase the amount of research. Currently just two per cent of funds raised goes towards researching cancer affecting children.

They will also be hosting a Hallowe'en party and are calling on business owners to make donations to help with the decorations and provide raffle prizes.

"We want Isabel's name to be famous," Nicola added. "We don't want her death to be in vain. We want to do everything we can to help others through the journey and ensure they have more support to deal with the grief after losing a child."

To make a donation or to help with their party in any way visit theisabelbakerfoundation.co.uk.